Gajapati

Mughal Ganjifa type. One deck. Unlimited redeals.

Object

Move all cards to the foundations.

Quick description

Play is similar to Klondike. The rows build down by rank and by suit.

Rules

The cards on the tableau build down in ranks of the same suit. The foundations build up in rank by suit starting with the Ace. Any card or movable pile of cards may be played on an empty row. Cards are dealt from the talon three at a time. There is no limit on redeals. Cards may be played from the foundations.

This game is one of a series of games that have names ending in "pati" which transliterates as "lord of". Gajapati means "Lord of Elephants". The names are the names of the suits in a twelve suit Ganjifa deck.

Strategy

Uncover the deepest row stacks first. Play is simple but the odds against winning this one are high.

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